An Oyo State High Court in Ogbomoso, on Wednesday, reserved judgment till October 25 in a lawsuit challenging the selection of Oba Afolabi Ghandi Olaoye as the Soun of Ogbomosho.
The suit, marked HOG/27/2022, was filed by Prince Kabir Olaoye, who alleged irregularities in the process that led to Ghandi’s emergence as Soun of Ogbomosho.
The plaintiff is seeking a court order to nullify Ghandi’s emergence and order a fresh process.
Ghandi was installed as the new Soun of Ogbomosho on September 8, 2023 months after the throne had become vacant following the death of Oba Jimoh Oyewumi on December 12, 2021.
Oba Oyewunmi, who died aged 95, ruled for 48 years.
Justice A.K. Adedokun fixed October 25 for judgment in the suit against Oba Ghandi, following the final address by the legal teams.
The Governor of Oyo State; Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Oyo State; Hon. Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Oyo State; Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Oyo State; Ogbomoso North Local Government; Chief S Otolorin (JP) (Areago of Ogbomosoland); Chief Salawu Ajadi (Jagun of Ogbomosoland); Chief Tijani Abioye (Bara of Ogbomosoland); Chief David Adeniran Ojo (Ikolaba of Ogbomosoland) and Chief Yusuff Kasali Oladipupo (Abese Of Ogbomosoland) were first to 11th defendants respectively.